5 Potential Gear VR ‘Killer Apps’ Demonstrated During Samsung Contest

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The Gear VR Killer App contest hosted by Samsung at the Upload Collective earlier this month brought in a hundred-plus technophiles eager for a chance to check out the finalists — and to find out which (if any) deserved “killer app” status. “[It] Multi-user B2B software for creating and playing 360° VR presentations, the app is optimized for Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, and Cardboard. – Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post paid for by Samsung.

Apple’s Investment In Lidar Could Be Big For AR

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Samsung introduced a similar technology in the Galaxy S10 series last year, adding it to subsequent Note 10 and S20 models , but a lack of killer apps and performance issues reportedly led the company to drop the feature from the Note 20 and next year’s S series.

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Leap Motion’s New 180-degree Hand-tracking Comes to Qualcomm’s Latest VRDK Headset

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Qualcomm has debuted an updated version of their VR Headset Reference Design now with Leap Motion’s new 180-degree hand-tracking to bring gesture control to mobile VR headsets. Ultimately VR controllers have thus far become the defacto standard for motion input on tethered VR headsets. SEE ALSO Samsung Announces New Gear VR with Touch Sensing Controller Included.

Hands-On: The Mira Prism Headset Wants To Be The Google Daydream Of AR

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Instead of relying on hand-based gesture controls every Prism will come with a controller you hold in your hand similar to the Samsung Gear VR or Google Daydream controller. The design principles, style, color, and controller aren’t the only things that reminded me of the Daydream though — the co-founders themselves are pretty honest about the inspiration.

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Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

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Microsoft has this great patent portfolio and it would be great to take that amazing secret sauce of the HoloLens and license it out to their existing OEM partners like Dell or Samsung.”. We talk to the first developers to join Microsoft’s HoloLens partner program about what the future of Mixed Reality looks like. Object Theory are pretty much the oldest Mixed Reality company around, having launched in June 2015, before the HoloLens had even started shipping.

Magic Leap Versus HoloLens — Which Is Going To Win Over Developers?

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Microsoft has this great patent portfolio and it would be great to take that amazing secret sauce of the HoloLens and license it out to their existing OEM partners like Dell or Samsung.”. Object Theory is one of the oldest Mixed Reality companies around, having launched in June 2015, before the HoloLens had even started shipping.

Google Daydream and PlaystationVR

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Using a Google Pixel phone and the Daydream peripheral, this headset is in the class of non-positionally-tracked phone-holder headsets, and it does a great job of it, particularly with the hand control and content designed to take advantage of it. The Pixel phone + Daydream combo is fast, has high pixel density, and high frame-rate, as compared to the Samsung GearVR experience. The hand control is well designed and implemented. We got some new headsets!